Success and limiting factors:
Detailed climate change impacts on the energy system were identified through a collaboration with multiple stakeholders in the context of the ‘EP2 Climate Change Impacts on the U.K. Energy Industry’ project (lead by the Met Office). Such collaborations with weather information services can enable rapid provision of data sets that are directly relevant for decision-makers in the energy sector. The identification of likely climate change impacts on the energy system in advance allows time to implement measures to increase the resilience of the system. In addition, through engaging with the ENA, members of electricity network operators are brought together on the ENA-led Climate Change Adaptation Task Group with government and regulating agencies. The Task Group produces approaches to identify impacts of climate change on electricity TSO and DSO networks, and develop measures to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Such exchanges of information can form an integral component of selecting cost-effective and efficient adaptation measures that can benefit both private actors and the public realms.
Budget, funding and additional benefits:
The costs of procuring wooden overhead poles 0.5 meters taller depend on the height of the original pole, but they can be as little as around £10 (€11) per pole.